Saturday, August 28, 2010

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It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 29th, the 241st day of 2010. There are 124 days left in the year.

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Maple Leafs add Clarke MacArthur.

Leafs acquire Lashoff from Bolts.

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Today is According to Hoyle Day.

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Former Herd assistant/Steel scout new head man at NAHL Wichita Falls.

USHL alums amongst UVM recruits.

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Today is the start of Minority Enterprise Development Week.

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Former Admiral Mike Flanagan Returns as Assistant Coach at AHL Norfolk.

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Today is More Herbs, Less Salt Day.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to rebound from Week 9's 17-14 loss at Edmonton, as they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers next Sunday at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The Riders, who have lost 3 of their past 5, trail Calgary by 4 points in the CFL West, as they put their 5-3 record up against the 2-6 Bombers, who dropped a 39-17 decision at Montreal on August 19th. Kickoff next Sunday is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen links are to the right on this blog. The Riders wioll travel to Winnipeg for a 1:00pm EDT kickoff on Sunday, September 12th.
Check out Riderville.com for the latest on "Canada's (And Clearwater, Florida's) Team."

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Today is National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day. (Link)

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In a game suspended for roughly 30 minutes by lightning, the Buccaneers got another efficient performance out of QB Josh Johnson and some inspired defensive play in the red zone but lost to Jacksonville, 19-13.

Read more here.

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Today is Family Day in Tennessee.

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Today in Sports History:

1885 - The first prizefight under the Marquis of Queensberry Rules was held in Cincinnati, OH. John L. Sullivan defeated Dominick McCaffery in six rounds.

1892 - Pop (Billy) Shriver (Chicago Cubs) caught a ball that was dropped from the top of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

1971 - Hank Aaron became the first baseball player in the National League to hit 100 or more runs in each of 11 seasons.

1977 - Lou Brock brought his total of stolen bases to 893. The record he beat was held by Ty Cobb for 49 years.

1994 - Mario Lemieux announced that he would be taking a medical leave of absence due to fatigue, an aftereffect of his 1993 radiation treatments. He would sit out the National Hockey Leagues (NHL) 1994-95 season.

1995 - At the O.J. Simpson trial, tapes of Mark Fuhrman were played. The recordings were of Fuhrman making racial comments.

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Today is the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. On this date in 2005, as a Category 3 storm, it struck Buras, Louisiana, and surrounding areas, destroying communities up and down the Gulf Coast. Levees in New Orleans were breached, and within two days more than 80 percent of the city was underwater. The death toll in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida was more than 1,300 people, with more than 1,000 fatalities in Louisiana.

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St. Petersburg - The Tampa Bay Rays rode the long ball to victory Saturday night, beating the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in 10 innings, before 36,973 at Tropicana Field.

Boston scored first for the second straight night, as Victor Martinez scored on a sac fly by Adrian Beltre, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. Tampa Bay's Carlos Pena scored on Matt Joyce's seventh inning sacrifice fly, tying the game 1-1. With two outs in the eighth, Martinez hit his third homer in the past two nights, putting Boston back on top 2-1. B.J. Upton acted quickly, homering into the left field seats to start the Rays' half of the eighth, tying the game 2-2. The game worked it's way into the bottom of the tenth where Dan Johnson drove a 2-2 Scott Atchison fast ball into the right field seats, lifting Tampa Bay to the 3-2 win.

Randy Choate got the final out in the top of the tenth for the win, improving to 4-3. Scott Atchison allowed the game-winning homer to Johnson, the only batter he faced, dropping to 2-2.

The Rays are now 79-50, and still tied with the Yankees, who have also lost two straight, for first in the A.L. East. Boston trails by 4 1/2 games in both the division and Wild Card races. The Rays continue their three-game series with the Boston Red Sox tonight at 8:00pm EDT, on 620AM WDAE and the Rays Radio Network, plus ESPN. After today's game against Boston, Tampa Bay hosts Toronto for three games beginning Monday. All games through Friday, September 3rd, can be seen on Sun Sports.

Notes: Rays left fielder Carl Crawford, scratched from Friday's game because of a stomach virus, felt well enough to play Saturday. He was 0-for-4 and left 2 runners on base....Grant Balfour, on the D.L. since early August, hope to return to action by September 1st....James Shields(12-11, 4.76) will start for Tampa Bay in today's series finale with Boston. He'll be opposed by the Red Sox' John Lackey(12-7, 4.51)....The AL East rivals will meet one more time in the regular season, September 6th through 8th, at Fenway Park.

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Chop Suey is invented by Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang's chef on this date in 1896. He wanted to serve a meal that would appeal to both American and Chinese tastes.

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The Yankees and Tampa Bay are tied for first in the A.L. East, Boston is 5 1/2 back in bost the division and Wild Card races, Toronto is 11 back and Baltimore is 32 1/2 games out of first.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads the White Sox by 4 1/2 games, they're 11 games ahead of Detroit, with Kansas City 20 1/2 back and Cleveland 21 1/2 games behind.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads Oakland by 8 1/2 and the Angels by 10 1/2 games, with Seattle trailing by 23 games.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 2 games(The Phillies lead the Wild Card race by 1/2 game), Florida trails by 8 1/2 (They're 6 1/2 back in the Wild Card race), the Mets are 10 behind(8 back in the Wild Card race) and Washington is 19 1/2 out.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati is 4 games up on St. Louis(The Cards are 2 games behind in the Wild Card race). Milwaukee is 13 behind, Houston is 15 back, the Cubs are 19 1/2 behind and Pittsburgh is 31 games off the pace.

San Diego leads the N.L. West by 6 games over San Francisco(The Giants trail the N.L. Wild Card chase by 1 1/2 games). Colorado in 9 behind, the Dodgers are fourth, 10 games out(They're both 5 1/2 games back in the Wild Card race), with Arizona behind by 25.

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It's always a good time to hug the toddler!

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San Francisco - The boos, which Barry Zito hadn't prompted all year at AT&T Park, returned on Saturday night.

That brief but ugly burst of hostility meant only one thing: Zito and the Giants were struggling again. San Francisco endured another lopsided loss, falling to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 11-3.

Read the rest here.

 Notes: Matt Cain(10-10, 3.07) goes against Arizona's Rodrigo Lopez(5-12, 5.09) in tonight's 4:05pm EDT game....Colorado comes in for a three-game set starting tomorrow, after which the Giants hit the road for 10 games, beginning next Friday, September 3rd. The Giants will play 3 at Los Angeles, 3 at Arizona and 4 at San Diego.

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Today in Elvis History:

1962- The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" opened in the U.S.

1970- Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You/The Next Step Is Love" hit #32 in the U.S.

1977- 3 people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result his body was moved to Graceland.

1987- The double album "Presley - The All-Time Greatest Hits" hit #4 in the U.K.

1992- Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" hit #42 in the U.K.

2002- Lisa Marie Presley presented the video music award for Best Female video to Pink.

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Higgins: Challenging the spot of the ball.

Visit the league's official website: CFL.ca.

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Today in Beatles History

1958 - George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also members.

1959 - In West Derby, Liverpool, at the Casbah Coffee Club, Ken Brown via George Harrison asked John Lennon and Paul McCartney to help out the Les Stewart Quartet when Stewart walks out before a show. The event led to a regular Saturday night gig at the Casbah. On October 10th, Ken Brown went his own way.

1963 - Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Southport, with Tommy Quickly and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1964 - 'A Hard Day's Night' LP number 1, 6th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

1964 - Billboard publishes that the sales of guitars have reached its highest point since 1957, when Elvis appeared.

1965 - The Beatles performed a live concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

1966 - The last Beatles concert was held at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The Ronettes also performed.

1986 - BBC1-TV aired the "McCartney" special.

2001 - Cristin Joyce Keleher was released after four months in jail. She had been sentenced to a year of probation for trespassing at the home of George Harrison.

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The "one-armed man" is killed by Lt. Gerard on the final episode of the TV series The Fugitive on this date in 1967.

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Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

The Beavers begin the 2010 season against TCU this coming Saturday, September 4th at Cowboys Stadium. Kickoff is 7:45pm EDT, with TV from ESPN, online video stream at ESPN3.com and radio from the Beaver Sports Network.

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On this date in 1972, Mark Spitz wins the third of his seven 1972 Olympic gold medals.

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JOLIET, Ill. – Dario Franchitti was seven spots behind championship points and race leader Will Power entering the final round of pit stops under caution for ethanol and tires. Well, almost everyone took fresh rubber.

Target Chip Ganassi engineer Chris Simmons made the call not to change the Firestone Firehawks. Race strategist Chip Ganassi quickly agreed and “Dario did the rest.”

The move vaulted Franchitti into the lead on the restart on the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway oval with 23 laps left and he held off Dan Wheldon by 0.0423 of a second to win the PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300. It was Franchitti’s 26th Indy car racing victory, tying Rodger Ward for 11th on the all-time list (USAC, CART, Indy Racing League sanction). Next up is Johnny Rutherford.

Michael Andretti finished third, Ryan Hunter-Reay was fourth and Tony Kanaan came home fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Helio Castroneves in sixth, Justin Wilson in seventh, Scott Dixon eighth, Vitor Meira ninth and Graham Rahal ended up tenth. The race had a season-high 25 lead changes and Lap 190 was run at a blistering 217 mph. The top 10 were separated by 0.9841 of a second and the top three cars were the same order of finish as the Indianapolis 500 on May 30.

Adding up the breaks brought Franchitti back from the precipice of the championship standings cliff; he climbed from 59 points behind Power to 23 back with three oval races remaining. It was Franchitti’s 26th Indy car racing victory, tying Rodger Ward for 11th on the all-time list (USAC, CART, Indy Racing League sanction). Next on the list is Johnny Rutherford.

Franchitti also took the lead in the A.J. Foyt Oval Championship over his teammate Dixon.

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The Abraham Lincoln Almanac Trial was held on this date in 1857. Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln would defend the accused William Duff Armstrong, against the claims of a witness who said they saw the murder of James Preston Metzker by the light of a full moon. Lincoln got Armstrong acquitted by using an almanac to show there was insufficient moonlight on the night of the murder, thus proving the witness was lying.

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In that other football league Thursday, St. Louis beat New England 36-35 and Green Bay beat the living daylights out of Indianapolis 59-24. Last night, Atlanta beat Miami 16-6, Washington edged the Jets 16-11, Philadelphia topped Kansas City 20-17 and New Orleans beat San Diego 36-21

On Saturday, Detroit outscored Cleveland 35-27, Buffalo toppled Cincinnati 35-20, Jacksonville beat Tampa Bay 19-13, Baltimore slid past the Giants 24-10, Houston throttled Dallas 23-7, Minnesota beat Seattle 24-13, Carolina knocked off Tennessee 15-7, Arizona edged Chicago 14-9 and San Francisco squeezed past Oakland 28-24

Pittsburgh plays at Denver tonight.

The final week of preseason action is this coming Thursday, September 2nd. Buffalo is at Detroit, Cincinnati visits Indianapolis, New England is at the Giants, Atlanta visits Jacksonville, Carolina is at Pittsburgh, the Jets play at Philadelphia, Baltimore will be in St. Louis, Chicago is at Cleveland, Denver is on the road at Minnesota, Green Bay is at Kansas City, Miami is at Dallas, New Orleans travels to Tennessee, Tampa Bay goes to Houston, San Diego heads North to San Francisco, Seattle is at Oakland and Washington travels to Arizona.

The 2010 regular season starts on Thursday, September 9th.

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Today is the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist, commemorating his death by order of Herod.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series: NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec 2:00pm EDT

Baseball: Arizona Diamonbacks at San Francisco Giants 4:05pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Yankees at Dunedin Blue Jays 5:00pm EDT

Baseball: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 8:00pm EDT

Monday --

Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Lakeland Flying Tigers 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Lakeland Flying Tigers 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 9:15pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Lakeland Flying Tigers 7:00pm EDT

NFL Preseason Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans 8:00pm EDT

Friday --

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Tampa Yankees 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs Atlanta 1 9:00am EDT

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs Florida Eels 6:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series: Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia 6:30pm EDT

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Tampa Yankees 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

College Football: Oregon State Beavers at TCU Horned Frogs 7:45pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series: Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky 8:00pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs Atlanta 2 11:00am EDT

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Tampa Yankees 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:35pm EDT

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs TBA 3:00pm or 5:00pm EDT

CFL Football: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Saskatchewan Roughriders 4:00pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 8:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia 7:30pm EDT

Monday --

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game One Dunedin Blue Jays at TBA Time TBA

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game Two TBA at Dunedin Blue Jays Time TBA

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game Three TBA at Dunedin Blue Jays Time TBA (If necessary)

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series: Richmond 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

SEJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Minor Juniors 5:15pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia 7:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Major Juniors 5:15pm EDT

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Minor Juniors 9:30am EDT

MJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Major Juniors 12:15pm EDT

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1:00pm EDT

NFL Football: Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

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That's now for now. Have a great Sunday, see you tomorrow.

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